3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Between the hours of 2 pm and 5 pm MRPD officers along with officers from the PGPD traffic squad participated in a joint seatbelt enforcement checkpoint in support of the Click It or Ticket campaign. The checkpoint was set up on the southbound side of Rhode Island Avenue between 33rd Street and Eastern Avenue. MPD traffic squad officers also participated by setting up a checkpoint on the northbound side of Rhode Island Avenue just south of Eastern Avenue. During the 3+ hours the checkpoint was in force over 60 citations were issued by MRPD and PGPD officers. The total number of citations issued by MPD officers was not available at the time of this writing.
Monthly joint task force operation, various locations: Between the hours of 6 pm and 2 am officers from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Mount Rainier Police and Hyattsville Police conducted a joint high visibility saturation patrol operation concentrating on various hot spot locations across the three jurisdictions. The focus of this month’s operation was on traffic flow in and around these hot spots. The task force took the following enforcement actions:
Vehicles stopped: 61
Vehicles searched: 14
State traffic citations issued: 18
Equipment Repair Orders issued: 23
Written warnings: 2
Arrests: 4 - 2 warrant services, 1 CDS, and 1 hand gun violation.
Vehicle impounds: 2
Field Interrogation Reports: 15
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 7:20 pm officers responded to the Advanced Auto Parts store for a report of a shoplifting. The manager of the store told the officers that two suspects, for which he could not provide a description, stole two battery chargers and fled the store in an unknown direction.
May 29th (early morning):
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 12:05 am officers on patrol observed a man drinking from an open container of alcohol. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 2:30 am officers stopped a female who was observed flagging down male drivers. The woman had been stopped by MRPD officers previously and at that time admitted to being a prostitute. She was not currently wanted and there was insufficient evidence to charge her with soliciting prostitution. After being identified and photographed she was advised not to return to the area and sent on her way.